Friday, February 12, 2016

MAHARAJ: “I Talk to You from the Perspective of the Universal Consciousness,” Part Sixty-Seven

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Two of the traits which Maharaj identified as symptoms of the Ultimate Sickness are “ignorance” and “insanity.” It has been said that ignorance cannot spot ignorance and that the insane cannot spot their own insanity. That's usually the case, but many among the insane can spot the insanity of others though they cannot spot their own; thus, a common perspective among the masses is, “My poop stinketh not; thy caca doth much offend.”

Most among the masses would be millionaires if they had a nickel for each time they said, “Will you look at that total nut job!” or “Do you see how crazy that entire group is?” or “Have you ever seen anyone in your life who is as crazy as he / she is?”

The result? When the examples provided yesterday to illustrate what can happen when such concepts such as “turn it over to god” are unchecked and allowed to run wild, the man who called his sister-in-law a “nut” read those illustrations and then replied:

“Floyd, we’re not crazy—we took our daughters to the doctor when they were ill.”

How truly asleep and truly dense can someone be who has claimed for years that he is awake? The answer: That asleep. That dense.

The purpose of offering examples is that the wise can read them and can then move beyond the specifics of any given example and can relate to the key message behind the example which is to see how commonplace their own magical and insane thinking is, not how common the specific examples are. Conversely, therefore, the problem with examples is that seekers can hear certain illustrations and say, “Well I must be fine. I’ve never done anything that crazy.”

Those among the masses will look at any given illustration from their narrow, literal, and limited view of that example, will look only at the specifics of that particular example, and will then dismiss the message of the illustration by concluding, “I’ve never done anything that crazy.” The result? They are thereby blocked from seeing the parallels which do exist, not in any specific, given action but  in the same type of faulty logic and warped perspectives which come by way of their own distorted belief systems.

True, most may not have ever engaged in the same specific act in an example, but there have been instances when they have clung to similarly-warped beliefs which they could relate to if they could develop the ability to be awake and honest and objective.

The task of the seekers that earnestly seek an awareness of their own faulty thinking and belief systems is to reach a point where they can say, “Okay, I looked at your example and I’ve never done anything that crazy, but I can see now that certain behaviors of mine have been rooted in the exact same kind of nonsensical beliefs which I was taught and which have resulted in my engaging in some crazy behaviors (that is, in some -  relatively speaking - self-defeating and self-destructive acts which proved to be - relatively speaking - harmful to myself on some occasions and harmful to some people on other occasions).

Who (other than the totally deluded) can claim - after having been raised in any of the planet’s typical cultures which inspire supernatural and magical and distorted and delusional thinking - that they have always been exempt from any and all influence of acculturation and the insane belief systems which are so prevalent on a global basis?

The point yesterday was not, “Have you ever denied medical treatment to a child? No? Okay, well then, your thinking is A-OK. Truck on!” The point was, “What ways of thinking and what beliefs do you have which have blocked you at one time or another from doing the wisest and the most reasonable and the most logical and the most sane thing in every case?"

The fact remains that most persons will never be able to grasp the truth surrounding their own defective thinking and distorted beliefs. Why?

(1) Because one property of programming, conditioning, etc. is that they result in an inability to differentiate between what is true and what is false, and that never applies more than when persons are invited to look honestly for instances when ignorance and insanity guided them and continue to guide them; 

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 (2) because magical thinking is also “spin-thinking.”

What Maharaj called “mind-language” will be used to “put a spin on it” if there is any inkling at all that one might have certain relative flaws which are needing to be addressed; then, ego-and-egotism-driven mouth-speak will manifest to put into words the mind-concocted-spin which came via a warped perspective.

When “floyd” once asked a preacher about the low success rate of prayer (e.g., "deaths" happening in spite of prayers, damage from storms occurring in spite of prayers, crop failure happening as a result of drought in spite of prayers for rain, “relationships” ending in spite of prayers, wars happening in spite of prayers for peace on earth, ad infinitum) his explanation was this:

“Floyd, Floyd, Floyd. All prayers are answered, but you should only expect about one-third of the answers to be ‘yes.’ One-third will be ‘no’ (for your own good) and one-third will be ‘later,’ to be determined by God’s timing.”

His quoting of those dreamed-up statistics which have no statistical basis at all is as irrational as talk about “turning it over” and about “relief coming after having done so.” The fact is that delusion-based acts such as “turning it over” to some fictional entity provide no permanent relief from any relative problem.

Most will spend the entire manifestation being fooled by others and fooled by self, and that was also the case with “the now realized” during their days prior to realization. Post-realization, the registering of nonsense as nonsense starts happening spontaneously, so they cannot be fooled any longer. Meanwhile, prior to realization, it is logic and reason which register with “the non-realized” as being “nonsense.”

So this was offered to the man who wanted to continue to argue about the validity of nonsensical beliefs: “You are invited to find why it is that, after years of exposure to these teachings, (a) you can still be fooled by the nonsense that you hear from “the non-realized” and then (b) you can repeat that nonsense and (3) you can enthusiastically argue for its legitimacy.”
 
To be continued.

Please enter into the silence of contemplation.

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